Marty has a background in health (Physiotherapy & Nutrition) and moved sideways into the world of international development in 2002 where he has mostly been since! He has worked directly in Afghanistan (2002-2004, 2009-2011) and Sudan (2005-2006) and worked with partner organisations in many countries across Asia and Africa whilst based in Australia or NZ. Marty’s journey into monitoring and evaluation was sparked by experiencing first hand the struggles of achieving good monitoring and evaluation systems that are useful for program performance and reporting back to key stakeholders. He doesn’t think it has to be a struggle! In 2016 he completed the Master of Evaluation at Melbourne University.
Marty’s interests lie in community development, humanitarian need and organisational development – particularly in small organisations. Taking the fear out of monitoring and evaluation and helping people articulate their results in ways that make sense to them is something he strives for! He loves learning, enjoys facilitation and building relationships with people in the process.
Outside of work Marty is learning to grow vegetables, loves to bike and is scheming to design and build a cob home one day in the not too distant future!